May 2018 newsletter
Message from Jeff Mayes, Club President
As per the last newsletter, the club has adopted Tennis Australia’s Member Protection Policy. One of the first steps clubs need to take in providing a child safe environment is to appoint two or more Member Protection Information Officers (MPIO).
The role of an MPIO is to be the first point of contact for any enquiries, concerns, or complaints about inappropriate behaviour.
Your club is looking for members who are involved with the junior tennis competitions to nominate to be an MPIO.
The minimum requirements to be an MPIO is to have a current police check (the club will pay for this) and to satisfactorily complete an online training course conducted by the Australian Sports Commission.
Please contact myself, Dale Collins or Damian Graf if you are interested in nominating as an MPIO.
Ladies 2 Premiers
The Ladies 2 won the Premiership and celebrated in style before they had to split. Well done to Mel Gresle, Sally Watts, Julie Kheng, Sally Evans and Sarah Graham.
Mixed Doubles 2 Premiers
The Mixed Doubles 2 team were premiers and congratulations to Jon Smak, Sharon Frawley, Monica Ki, Lucy Rudolph, Janet Wardlaw, Geoff Lowther, Pat Meehan, Dale Collins and Neil Roberts.
Junior tennis update
We have 1 week left of the home & away rounds for the Feb-June season in the Moorabbin & District Junior Tennis Association. With the finals just around the corner, we have several teams in the running to play in the finals series. The top 4 teams in each section qualify to play finals. Here are Highmoor’s ladder positions:
|Girls 8…….7th||Boys 10…..4th|
|Boys 8…….6th||Boys 13…..4th|
We also have a Sunday morning Junior team in the Bayside Regional Tennis Association. This team is in section 15, and with 2 rounds left before finals, they sit comfortably on top of the ladder.
Highmoor junior teams have shown huge improvement over this season. We wish the best to all players heading into the finals.
We had a record breaking day at Bunnings, which was enjoyed by all who participated. Total takings on the day was $2,198.10 (first time we’ve cracked 2k), while our profit was over $1,500. Could have been even higher if we didn’t run out of food for ½ hr. Great effort by Joe particularly, & all of the volunteers.
We welcome our new members and hope they have many great years playing tennis at Highmoor.
- Charlotte Hannebery
- Greg Raines
- Kevin McLeod
- Joye Burrows
- Cheryl Kaye
Court Fees for non-members
Non-members are more than welcome to come and hire out our courts for casual hits of tennis. We have a very simple system for our rates, with the cost of daytime court hire being $5 per non-member, per hour. Note that when using lights, this $5 payment must be paid in addition to the cost of running the lights ($14 per hour).
For convenience and security reasons we do require that a member or coach is present for the duration of the court hire period. However, we will try to accommodate your needs as far as possible.
For court hire enquiries, please contact Damian Graf:
Phone: 0412 295 658